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Q&A with Heather Shadle

January 26, 2020

Communications Staff

Heather Shadle.
Area Coordinator for Theme and Identity-Based Communities Heather Shadle.
Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97

“Q&A with…” is a series dedicated to introducing staff members to the Oberlin community. Is there someone you’d like to nominate? Please get in touch.

Heather Shadle, area coordinator for theme and identity-based communities, is a professional in-hall staff member for the Office of Residential Education Housing. There, she oversees a combination of themed, identity-based, and traditional housing on campus. She began the role in July 2019.

Get to know more about Shadle in this Q&A.

Describe your role in six words.

Fostering unique and creative residential communities

What's your passion?

Collecting cats. Volunteering at the local cat shelter, Community Action To Save Strays (CATSS), has resulted in me adopting three little weirdos: Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr., and Nelly.

Do you have any surprising fears?

I'm terrified of sloths: their faces are creepy and they are in desperate need of a manicure.

What’s your favorite board game?

Nothing can result in a series of boisterous debates quite like Scattergories (second only to Uno, but we're not trying to end relationships over here).

What was your favorite class you ever took?

Nutrition. I am endlessly fascinated with the psychological, cultural, and habitual aspects of what we fuel our bodies with.

What was the last book you read?

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman. I however, was not fine after reading it—much ugly crying followed.

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